In the land of milk, honey, and hummus, the burger still reigns supreme! Tel Aviv is blessed with many great burger places, most of which thankfully also serve a mean cheeseburger. There’s also a great variety of burgers in Tel Aviv, including American, French, Argentinean, German, Kosher, and Vegan burger joints!

This year’s poll for the Best Burger in Tel Aviv by the Secret Tel Aviv had a record of over 2,000 votes! So many people can’t be wrong… Scroll down for the results of the Best Burger in Tel Aviv! Click here to see how the voting went.

Special thanks to Vanessa Perplies, Liat Kisos, Amir Cohen, Sarah Tuttle Singer, Katerina Savina, and Scott David Renwick for helping to write this!

1. Vitrina – Real American Burger

Lilienblum 40 and Ibn Gvirol 36

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“For this self-titled burger snob, I just gotta say: Vitrina truly does make the best burger in this town.

What’s in the meat? I don’t know. God knows. It could be horse. It could be turtle. It could be elephant – but whatever it is by god it’s delicious. It literally tastes like it’s been cooked by angels and then smothered in just the right amount of fattening, parmesan-y goodness. Drown your burger in the purple, beet ketchup (ooohh fancy) and the creamy, garlicy mayo and you’re living like a local on your way to the most satisfying bites of burger you may taste in this burger-wasteland of country. Nay fine people of Secret Tel Aviv – there is simply *NO* other burger in Israel worthy of my highest honor of most mind-numbingly delicious burger EVER!”. Read more

2. Prozdor – The Burger Specialists

Mendele 6

A real treat – Prozdor’s burgers are delicious. There are 15 to choose from – we love how they split their menu into ‘Hamburgers’ and ‘Hamburgers without Cheese’, as if a hamburger without cheese isn’t really a burger! The burger comes in a fluffy white bun that absorbs all the juices – yummy! Also, don’t miss their chicken wings… they’re amongst the best in Tel Aviv! Read more

3. America Burgers – Israeli American Burger

Allenby 112

These guys opened in Summer 2015 and quickly established themselves as one of the best burgers in Tel Aviv. They have a simple no-nonsense menu – choice of burger, chicken burger (also great), or vege burger, side of fries, green beans, salad or amazing fried onion, and ice-cream for desert. We recommend the burger, it’s delicious! Read more

4. 26 Hamburger Gourmet – French Burger

Mikveh Israel 26

26 Hamburger Gourmet takes the standard American burger, and gives it a gourmet French twist – ooooh lala! Instead of a boring bun, the burger nestles between a soft brioche. Instead of greasy fries, the burger comes with crunchy sweet potato frites. And instead of a tomato on top, check out some juicy foie gras. C’est tres magnifique! The inside is pretty small, but there are tables on the street. Read more

5. Hamosad – Highest New Entry

Ibn Gvirol 67

Review will be added shortly. Read more.

6. Fat Cow – Best Burger in North Tel Aviv

Dizengoff 265

Review will be added shortly. Read more

7. Bodega – Best Kosher Burger

Carlebach 14

Don’t miss Bodega American Kitchen, a chef-driven family-run business pumping out the best classic American smash burgers, as well as signature recipe hot dogs, crispy cornflake chicken, truffle fries, and freshly baked chocolate chip & sea salt cookies. Their (kosher) bacon double cheeseburger has already become an Israeli institution and makes Bodega a must-try Tel Aviv destination. Oh, please get their hand cut & panko battered onion rings (trust us) and wash it all down with Israel’s widest variety of imported American specialty soft drinks. Read more.

8. Port 19 – German Burger

Shlomo Ha-Melekh St 2

Delicious, unique quality sausages and burgers. Full review will be added shortly. Read more

9. GDB – Best Newcomer

Ibn Gvirol 22

Review will be added shortly. Read more.

10. The Little Burger Shop – Talk Clean Eat Dirty

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A small but interesting menu built by Merketo butchers chain. The Burgers are a mix of fine beef cuts (butchers mix, Short rib amd more) with hipster toppings like pineapple, aragula and more. They also have great fries with fun toppings like cheese and lamb bacon. The place also serve Beyond Meat burgers, and of course classic burger and fries if you aren’t up to new things. Read more.

11. Benz Brothers –  Best Burger in Floretin

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Check out Florentin’s favourite burger joint! Their burgers are packed with good fresh meat, marinated red onions and many nice things to add! Make sure you try their delicious mint aioli – it’s something special. And last but not least, get their sweet potato chips, just great – especially with the aioli!. Read more

12. Rainbow Burgers – Best Vegan Burger

Ibn Gabirol 88

Truly, Rainbow Burger is the perfect pit stop for born-again vegans who loved meat in a past life, and need that feeling of meaty satisfaction in the pit of their belly (minus the actual meat of course). For that, Rainbow Burger has definitely got you covered! […] One juicy bite of Rainbow Burger later and it *almost* had me convinced that this was the real deal. The texture, look and taste are darn near identical to meat. Not to mention, the soy and mushroom burger blend gave me the same warm, fuzzy, happy-tummy feeling I get from eating meat. Read more

This restaurant is also included in the ‘Best Vegan Restaurants in Tel Aviv’ Secret Tel Aviv Guide.

13. Goodness – Another Great Vegan Burger!

King George 41

Goodness is your friendly neighborhood street-style diner, that just so happens to produce the single most satisfying and mouth-watering vegan burger in the Middle East. With all its vast competition in Tel Aviv alone, Goodness’s very own mushroom burger takes the (plant-based) cake with its enticing rich and earthy flavors. You can make this a cheeseburger, customize or double it to your liking and it already comes with delicious caramelized onion and juicy, heavenly flavors that melt in your mouth. Read more.

This restaurant is also included in the ‘Best Vegan Restaurants in Tel Aviv’ Secret Tel Aviv Guide.

14. Meat Bar Burgers

Sarona Food Market

Meat Bar Burgers is a delicious new burger joint in the Sarona food market. From the owners of the Meat Bar restaurants, Meat Bar burgers uses the finest beef (hung for three weeks) to create large juicy burgers and excellent burger chefs who are passionate about what they are doing. Read more

15. Memphis – Another Great Kosher Burger

Carlebach 20

Review will be added shortly. Read more.

Other Burgers We Love…

Molly Blooms – Two branches in Tel Aviv: Sarona and Hayarkon – Molly Blooms is the perfect place to sit with friends for happy hour drinks or tasty pub grub. No matter which way you’ll have it (beer, whiskey or cider), Molly Blooms is the ultimate destination for Irish food and drink. Read more

** Get 10% discount on your bill (excludes Happy Hour and any other promotions) with your Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card! **

Mike’s Place – Several locations across TLV – Mike’s Place is a chain of ultimate American sports bars with great food, great beer, and great entertainment. The BIG MIKE is a double stacked bacon cheese burger that only the super hungry can devour! The Mike’s Mega Burgers are ground fresh everyday and are the only true American burger in Israel. Read more

*** Get 2 shekel chicken wings (minimum 20 wings) with your Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card – and for a limited time to get the BIG MIKE FOR 20 shekels off with your Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card! ***

Porter & Sons – HaArba’a 14 – Porter & Sons has it all: big and good choice of draft beers, good burgers, beautiful design. Read more

Ad HaEtzem Express – Several locations across TLV – American-style fast-food burger joint, with fluffy white buns, tasty burger patties, lots and lots of sauce, and free drink refills. The double-burger meal comes with fries and unlimited refill, good value for 50 NIS. They also do delivery from their website. Read more

HaShomer 1 – HaShomer 1, Shuk HaCarmel – Real American burger enthusiasts might argue that this is more of a meatball sandwich than a burger – but either way it is delicious! Amazing beef kebabs (mini-burgers) served in a toasted challah, with spicy Israeli sauces. The only downside – it is only open at lunch! Read more

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